A predefined Cura profile to start from ?

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    Jethro
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    My PC crushed yesterday, and I have to start from zero.

    I was wondering if there is a good predefined printer profile I could use, like the Prusa I3 for example. Of course I have to adjust a couple of things.

    Or is it possible to get to my previous settings from a g-code file I created, say last week?

    #106099

    Jeffeb3
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    IIRC, slic3r puts the setting in comments at the top. Cura might too. Just open the gcode in a text editor like wordpad.

    Ryan has some basic settings in his guides, linked from his mk8 extruder, I think. I don’t use cura.

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    #106143

    Jethro
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    Thanks @ Jeffeb3,

    Didn’t find much on the Cura g-code file regarding settings.

    Installed Cura, and it stopped twice just after doing the brim. Thought there’s something else wrong, so used a older g-code file which just printed fine. Not much of enthusiasm to find the error, I’m now a convert to slic3r. Easy enough with Ryans guide to get it running quickly, of course a bit of a learning curve, but I like what I see so far.

    #106144

    Jeffeb3
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    I should have mentioned. Prusa-slicer is based on slic3r and has a lot of newer features.

    #106158

    Aaryn
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    I agree 100% with Jeffeb3.  If you are switching from Cura and you need to learn a new slicer program you might as well use the one with the most features and active development work.  They provide a number of tutorial videos to help learn the program and how to use it.  There is a very active forum for the in-depth questions.  Also it comes with a great library of presets for print settings and filament types.

    https://www.prusa3d.com/prusaslicer/

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    #106187

    Jethro
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    Yep, I never got along too well with Cura, I never really could zoom into a object too close without it was moving out of the screen. That was a thing I really hated, might have been that I missed a setting, but it was the same with the MP3DP and the Ender3.

    I have no idea why I came to Cura, I got my first printer in December 2018 (Ender 3), probably recommended by some guys on the Ender forums??? Well they had the Ender3 config ready to use, even a dumb like me could jump into 3D-printing with no knowledge.

    I refused to update, but when the PC crushed, the new version 4.?? looked like something I never saw b4.

    Just one thing to be sure, it looks to me that slic3r is not installed on your system, it looks much like a portable version to me. Is that normal? or did I something wrong?

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